Earlier this year, a surprise announcement was made that Sir Patrick Stewart would be reprising one of his most iconic roles in Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek series. Stewart played Picard previously in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Writer Michael Chabon recently revealed the extent in which Stewart was involved with the writers’ room for the highly-anticipated new series:
“That project is ongoing now and the photo was us getting started with Patrick. He was in the room for two weeks. It was fantastic. That was sort of in the preliminary writers room that we had going before it expanded to the full room that it is now with a bunch of writers in there. I’m up in Berkeley and they are down in L.A.
But that time with Patrick as a resource and as a very willing and literate resource, I think its going to make the show. It’s going to take it to another level. Just to have him participating in the way he participated? Amazing. He understands drama and he understands character and can bring to bear on that all of his experience doing Shakespeare and Beckett and everything in between. Plus he’s incredibly sweet and funny and charming and surprisingly humble and modest. He’s a wonderful collaborator and I can’t say enough about the amazing and unexpected benefit of the process.”
In his time as a lead member of the franchise Stewart has appeared as the iconic Jean Luc-Picard in two show series and four feature length films since first taking on the role in 1987. He appeared as a guest star in the spin-off, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine before appearing in the films. His character was last seen in the 2002 film, Star Trek: Nemesis. Sadly it was not the most gracious of sendoffs for the iconic character. The film was sadly a box office disappointment, only earning $67M on a $60M budget and received mostly negative review from critics. Perhaps the upcoming series will provide a more gracious exit for one of the best captains to grace the science fiction genre.
What do you all make of this news? Are you looking forward to Picard’s return to the franchise? Should they have left the character alone? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Concept Art Reveals Alternate Captain America Suit & Shield Designs
New Avengers: Infinity War concept art reveals alternate designs for Captain America's costume and shield.
Avengers: Infinity War reunited audiences with Captain America after the First Avenger was forced to go on the run following the events of Civil War. While Steve Rogers donned a more disheveled version of his traditional costume in the film, new concept art reveals that the creative team behind the project initially considered alternate designs for the suit and shield, some of which pay tribute to the U.S. Agent and the Super Soldier outfits in the comics.
You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!
What do you think these alternate designs? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
A culmination of 22 interconnected films the fourth installment of the Avengers saga will draw audiences to witness the turning point of this epic journey. Our beloved heroes will truly understand how fragile this reality is and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Avengers 4 is expected to star Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Paul Rudd, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Josh Brolin and Chris Pratt.
Avengers 4 is scheduled to be released in theaters on May 3, 2019.